Remember Venga Thatha?

 

…was approaching 100 when we interviewed him…. One should watch his interview. At 100, his memory is sharp sharp sharp – he recollects that year, month, ekadashi etc from 1930s!!!! I can’t even remember things happened last week 🙂 This is one of my most favorite interviews….Very innocent…Apara bakthi….

I am very glad to share that Venga thatha stepped into his hundredth year, and becoming a centenarian from yesterday (8th October). This great human being was born on 23-Sep-1914, on a Purattaasi Saturday, Vishaka Nakshatram during Navaratri. He had the great blessing of having Periva darshan right from his five years of age, and developed unshaken faith in His Holiness since 1942. Even today at his age, he is able to do his anushtanams without missing any.

We, all readers, do a virtual namaskarams at the feet of Venga thatha and pray Periyava to give him more (healthy) years.

What should we learn from this thatha? Unshaken faith, unshaken commitment to Periyava’s upadesams and sticking to it.  How is this possible? Surrender to Periyava!!

What I love about him – his childish innocence!!!
Thatha – ellarayum asirvadham pannungo!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara


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  1. I got the rare opportonity of receiving blessings of vekithatha. I pray His Almighty Mahaperivaaya patham to give long and healthy life. guruva charanam

  2. Namaskaarams to Maha Periyava and His ardent Bhaktha Sri. Venga Thatha! I had missed this interview earlier. With his age, still he was able to recollect and tell clearly his recollections of Maha Periyava. Great PuNyam to listen to such great souls. Mah Thatha continue to live long with good health and Bless us! Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

  3. one of the most memorable interviews. Thanks for the post, i once again recollected the interview and had the fortune of Punya smaranam- Jaya Jaya Shankara hara hara Shankara

  4. Periavalukkum Venga Thathavukkum namaskarangal. Navarathri samayathile Periyavargalukku Namaskaram seivathe oru bagyam.
    Jaya jaya sankara Hara hara sankara. Nanri Sri. Mahesh.

  5. JAYA JAYA SHANKARA HARA HARA SHANKARAM. PERIYAVA THIRUVADI SARANAM.

  6. Very very happy centenary birthday. My namaskar to you Thatha. Please bless us.

  7. our namaskaram

  8. Radhe Krishna. My sashtanga namaskarams Sri Venga Thatha ji. Hayra Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sararrrnkaraa, Jaya Jarya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara.

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